Jewish Journal

  • Jewish Climate Action Spring: Passover => Lag BaOmer => Shavuot

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    February 7, 2014 | 6:47 am

    Dear chevra,

    Here in Philly, snow two feet deep and a huge tree-limb down in our back yard, thermometer dancing with Zero, 620,000 folks  without electricity  --  winter gone haywire from what some call “Global Weirding” –-

    In Los Angeles, the longest drought in California... read on

  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks... read on

  • Petition Congress: Give shalom a chance!  Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Give shalom a chance! 

    Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    Dear friends,

    That is not just a slogan. We need to act on it, because others are acting against it – trying to torpedo diplomacy. And they might win, unless we act.

    If they do win,  they will actually make it more... read on

  • Do We Need to ReName God?

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    December 27, 2013 | 12:47 pm

    n the traditional Jewish cycle of Torah reading, we are near the beginning of the Book of Exodus, the transformational story of successful resistance to slavery. But in the classical Jewish tradition the book is not known as Exodus, but rather as The Book of Names (Sefer Shemot).

    ... read on
  • Climate crisis and the birth of eco-Judaism

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    July 1, 2013 | 4:56 pm

    During the past generation, we have discovered that we are facing a global crisis in the relationship between human action and the web of life on Earth. That discovery has stirred an ancient but sleeping Jewish concern for the Earth into new energy and a new approach --  ... read on